Tuesday, March 20, 2012

UK: Sensible Commentary On Why Assisted Suicide Is A Bad Idea

Here’s a good piece from the UK on why legalizing assisted suicide is not all it’s cracked up to be.
Baroness Finlay on why we should not legalise assisted suicide
LEGALISING assisted suicide for terminally ill people is unnecessary, discriminatory and unsafe.
It is unnecessary because the law we have – the Suicide Act 1961 – combines deterrence with compassion. The penalties it holds in reserve are serious enough to deter people who might want to help others out of this life for malicious, manipulative or abuse reasons – for example, to inherit or to be rid of a care burden. more

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